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The Bubbler

Clean water news from King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

a wave of water with the phrase "THE BUBBLER" on top and below the surface is the King County logo with department & division (Natural Resources & Parks, Wastewater Treatment Division)


May 2024

  • WTD boosts solar capacity for a bright future
  • Get your summer on by planning a rain garden!
  • Georgetown showered with more awards
  • Careers abound for women in wastewater
  • Federal loan funds WTD's clean water projects
  • Connect with us on Instagram!

March 2024

  • New wastewater infrastructure projects connect communities to ‘green wave’ of jobs
  • How WTD is growing the next generation of wastewater talent to protect Puget Sound
  • Birding at a wastewater treatment facility? Brightwater becomes a hot spot for feathered friends
  • John Taylor takes the helm as DNRP’s new director
  • Discover the future of sanitation: Innovative exhibit at Gates Foundation Discovery Center
  • CitySoil Farm is looking for weekly volunteers! No green thumb required


November 2023

  • West Point’s odd collection of adorable mischief-makers display so many careless flushes
  • WTD partners with developer to launch one of nation’s first projects to tap sewer heat
  • It’s a whale of a job at Brightwater Treatment Plant
  • Don’t invite the plumber to your holiday dinner

September 2023

  • Grandfather’s Wisdom returns to Brightwater Trails
  • Swapping backpacks for hardhats, a summer job like no other
  • WTD is ready for wet weather
  • Are you or someone you know interested in a green job?
  • Do you have a child obsessed with potty talk? We have a solution!
  • Massive pumps at West Point Treatment Plant get a tune up
  • Grappling with the legacy of racist housing policies
  • Great progress on power quality at West Point Treatment Plant

July 2023

  • Mad Scientist in the woods? Or just another day at Vashon Treatment Plant?
  • King County’s wastewater ‘parks’ offer a dose of nature, minus the crowds
  • Look inside this giant new tunnel that will improve water quality in Seattle’s Ship Canal
  • As Duwamish River is made cleaner, local artists help community connect to its waters
  • Stop by WTD’s booth at Duwamish River Festival, August 5
  • Got an idea to improve water quality in the Puget Sound region?
  • Volunteers needed at City Soil Farm
  • Ever taken a tour of a wastewater treatment plant? Now’s your chance!
  • Read the new PopUp StoryWalk along Brightwater Trails

April 2023

  • West Point Treatment Plant: laying the foundation for climate change resilience
  • What did it take to become a female operator at a King County wastewater treatment plant? Ask Pam Restovic.
  • Georgetown Wet Weather Station made it through the Seattle winter!
  • Volunteers needed at City Soil Farm
  • Ever wanted to tour a wastewater treatment plant? Now’s your chance!
  • What better way to celebrate Earth Day than in a rain garden?
  • Work With WTD
  • Jobs for Clean Water: Career Events